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  • 10 reviews
  • 73 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 31 purchased in 2014
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  • In the Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lisa Unger
    • Narrated By Gretchen Mol, Candace Thaxton
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (102)

    Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can’t quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers?

    Catherine J. Pondozzi says: "Not my cup of tea"
    "Captivating and"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Loved this book, I could not stop listening to it.
    The story was full of twists and turns till the very end.
    The characters where dark and twisted.
    100% recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Mystery and Suspense Thrillers!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Walking on Water

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Richard Paul Evans
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    A year earlier, Seattle advertising executive Alan Christoffersen lost everything he held dear - his beloved wife was killed in a terrible accident; his partner stole his business from him; and the bank foreclosed on his home when he couldn’t pay the mortgage. With seemingly nothing left to live for, Alan set out to walk from Seattle to the farthest point on the map, Key West. And now, after walking more than two thousand miles on a journey filled with surprises, dangers, and revelations, he approaches his destination - and the most important decision of his life.

    Jean says: "Enjoyable book"
    "Wonderful ending to this inspirational series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have loved this series and this was a great book to wrap up the series.



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lisa Unger
    • Narrated By Nancy Linari
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    The New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, delivering a thriller that explores matters of faith, memory, and sacrifice. After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act. He’s in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.

    Ronda Snyder says: "Lisa Unger "gets" people."
    "Better than a sleeping pill!"
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    Performance
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    Don't waste your money, this book is so boring. The story is fragmented and never really comes together. The characters are so dull, there are so many characters they never really develop.
    I see where the writer may have been going with this, but seems like the story never really made it past her imagination into the story.
    Very disappointing, I had just got done listening to Lisa Unger in the Blood and loved it, so thought I would give another one of her books a shot. I realize now, In the Blood must have been a fluke!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3883)
    Performance
    (3309)
    Story
    (3307)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Excellent book, well written and preformed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I got this book on the daily deal, i was thinking it would be bad since it was only $4, boy was I wrong.

    This is a roller coaster of emotions, well written extremely well preformed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tell No One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (404)

    Tell No One is an irresistibly suspenseful thriller infused with nail-biting tension and packed with shocking plot twists. It has been eight years since Dr. David Beck’s wife, Elizabeth, was murdered by a serial killer. When Beck receives a message containing a phrase only Elizabeth should know, he is tormented to tears. Either someone is playing a sick joke, or the wife he’s never stopped loving is still alive. He’s been warned to tell no one, and as the desperation of his search for the truth intensifies, he heads straight toward a deadly secret.

    Patricia says: "Great Fun"
    "Slow"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Boring, moves so slowly, I keep loosing concentration, yes it is that bad. Do your self a favor and don't bother.


    What was most disappointing about Harlan Coben’s story?

    Not his best work


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ed Sala?

    Monotone and slow


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, None


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unseen: Will Trent, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (715)
    Performance
    (623)
    Story
    (621)

    Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don’t know that Bill is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton - the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk.

    Kim Venatries says: "Another Win!"
    "awful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What could Karin Slaughter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    get a better narrator, she is so monotone and I cant stand how she pronounces word with wh!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    so Monotone


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Case of Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1470)
    Performance
    (1266)
    Story
    (1278)

    A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

    cristina says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent & Surprising."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does A Case of Redemption rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is incredibly well preformed. It has many many layers and keeps you intrigued and on the edge of your seat for the duration.
    I loved the narrator, I have listened to many many audio books, this guy was so good, he really embodied the main character.
    I would recommend this book wholeheartedly, I wish I had purchased this book rather than some of the other trash I have listened to lately.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    The main character, Daniel.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was surprising, especially the 3rd part


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By A. S. A. Harrison
    • Narrated By Karen White, Donald Corren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (510)

    Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept.

    Emily says: "Good... but not quite like the description..."
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Silent Wife?

    The story was predictable and not at all what it claims to be...a psychological thriller.


    Has The Silent Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What didn’t you like about Karen White and Donald Corren ’s performance?

    I found the narrators to be monotone and boring. Especially the female narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    NOTHING!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this book

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2688)
    Performance
    (2316)
    Story
    (2332)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    Richard Delman says: "Mr. Coben has gotten waaaay too popular."
    "Over Dramatic and Sappy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Six Years?

    The story was very convoluted and far fetched, it seemed to drag on and on about the main character broken heart.


    What was most disappointing about Harlan Coben’s story?

    The ending was so predictable.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick performance was amazing as always.


    What character would you cut from Six Years?

    The best friend, it was just to coincidental and unbelievable that he was involved in the same organization.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    Overall
    (2656)
    Performance
    (2418)
    Story
    (2427)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Me Before You the most enjoyable?

    I loved this book, I could not stop listening to it. The narrator was amazing and she did a great job differentiating voices of the various characters.
    The story built up with perfect synchronicity along side the development of the characters.
    The Story was heart warming and the subject content was interesting and controversial.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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